2016–17 Slovenian Basketball League

The 2016–17 Slovenian Basketball League, also known as Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons,[1] was the 26th season of the Premier A Slovenian Basketball League.

Liga Nova KBM1
Season2016–17
Teams12
Dates3 October 2016 – 24 May 2017
TVRTV Slovenija
Šport TV
Final positions
Top seedKrka
ChampionsUnion Olimpija
(16th title)
Runners-upRogaška
SemifinalistsKrka
Zlatorog Laško
RelegatedTerme Olimia Podčetrtek
LTH Castings
Portorož
Awards
MVPSlovenia Igor Tratnik
Finals MVPUnited States Devin Oliver
Statistical leaders
Points Georgia (country) Duda Sanadze 17.3
Rebounds Slovenia Jakob Čebašek 8.6
Assists Slovenia Daniel Vujasinović 8.3

Helios Suns were the defending champions. KK Union Olimpija won their 16th national title, defeating KK Rogaška 3–1 in the final.[2]

FormatEdit

The 12 teams of the league play a double-legged round-robin competition where the six first qualified teams will join the playoffs for the title. The four last qualified teams will join the relegation group where the three worst qualified teams will be relegated.[3]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in the 2016–17 Slovenian Basketball League

Sixt Primorska was created after the merge of KOŠ Koper and KK Lastovka and occupied the place of this team in the league.

Club Location Venue Capacity
Helios Suns Domžale Komunalni center Hall 2,500
Hopsi Polzela ŠD Polzela 1,800
Krka Novo Mesto ŠD Leona Štuklja 2,500
LTH Castings Škofja Loka ŠD Poden 500
Portorož Lucija ŠD Lucija 750
Rogaška Rogaška Slatina ŠD Rogaška Slatina 800
Šenčur Šenčur ŠD Šenčur 800
Sixt Primorska Koper OŠ Koper Hall 660
Tajfun Šentjur Dvorana OŠ Hruševec 700
Terme Olimia Podčetrtek Podčetrtek ŠD Podcetrtek
Union Olimpija Ljubljana Arena Stožice 12,500
Zlatorog Laško Laško Tri Lilije Hall 2,500
Teams that play in the 2016–17 Adriatic League
Teams that play in the 2016–17 Alpe Adria Cup

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team President Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Helios Suns   Aleš Klavžar   Dejan Čikić   Luka Vončina Spalding Helios
Hopsi Polzela   Igor Pungartnik   Boštjan Kuhar   Uroš Godler Macron
Krka   Brane Kastelec   Simon Petrov   Matej Rojc Žolna Šport Krka
LTH Castings   Janez Gaber   Rade Mijanović   Sandi Grubelič Peak LTH Castings/Aktiva skupina
Portorož   Bojan Kocjančič   Konstantin Subotić   Boban Vuković Peak Splošna plovba
Rogaška   Kristijan Novak   Damjan Novaković   Tadej Ferme Luanvi
Šenčur   Janko Sekne   Gregor Vodenik   Štefan Kosec Macron Gorenjska gradbena družba
Sixt Primorska   Bojan Čad   Aleksander Sekulić   Vjekoslav Petrović Errea Sixt
Tajfun   Iztok Špan   Jurica Golemac   Milan Sebič Spalding Tajfun
Terme Olimia Podčetrtek   Darko Šket   Andrej Žakelj   Boštjan Trupaj Peak Terme Olimia
Union Olimpija   Jani Möderndorfer   Gašper Okorn   Mirko Mulalić Macron Pivovarna Union
Zlatorog Laško   Miro Firm   Aleš Pipan   Matej Krušič Luanvi Pivovarna Laško

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Krka   Vladimir Anzulović End of contract Pre-season   Dejan Mihevc 8 June 2016[4]
LTH Castings   Aleksander Sekulić   Tomaž Fartek 2 September 2016[5]
Primorska   Andrej Žakelj   Aleksander Sekulić 19 August 2016[6]
Tajfun   Dejan Mihevc   Krešimir Bašić 9 July 2016[7]
Union Olimpija   Gašper Potočnik Mutual consent 29 June 2016[8]   Gašper Okorn 11 August 2016[9]
Tajfun   Krešimir Bašić Sacked 18 October 2016[10] 11th (0–2)   Jurica Golemac 23 October 2016[11]
LTH Castings   Tomaž Fartek Mutual consent 27 October 2016[12] 12th (0–3)   Rade Mijanović 28 October 2016[13]
Terme Olimia Podčetrtek   Boris Zrinski Mutual consent 23 December 2016[14] 11th (1–10)   Andrej Žakelj 29 December 2016[15]
Helios Suns   Jakša Vulić Mutual consent 30 January 2017[16] 6th (9–5)   Dejan Čikić 30 January 2017
Krka   Dejan Mihevc Sacked 26 February 2017[17] 2nd (15–3)   Simon Petrov 26 February 2017
Šenčur   Ernest Novak Mutual consent 27 February 2017[18] 9th (6–13)   Gregor Vodenik 2 March 2017[19]

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Krka 22 18 4 1830 1573 +257 40 Qualification to the group for the title
2 Union Olimpija 22 18 4 1836 1649 +187 40
3 Zlatorog Laško 22 17 5 1745 1558 +187 39
4 Hopsi Polzela 22 15 7 1740 1635 +105 37
5 Helios Suns 22 13 9 1619 1504 +115 35
6 Rogaška 22 12 10 1740 1571 +169 34
7 Sixt Primorska 22 12 10 1742 1601 +141 34 Qualification to the relegation group
8 Tajfun 22 10 12 1520 1569 −49 32
9 Šenčur 22 7 15 1617 1706 −89 29
10 Terme Olimia Podčetrtek 22 6 16 1577 1654 −77 28
11 LTH Castings 22 3 19 1464 1910 −446 25
12 Portorož 22 1 21 1440 1940 −500 23
Source: KZS.si

Second stageEdit

Group for the titleEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Krka 10 8 2 776 703 +73 18 Qualification to the playoffs
2 Rogaška 10 7 3 727 715 +12 17
3 Zlatorog Laško 10 5 5 740 738 +2 15
4 Union Olimpija 10 5 5 792 748 +44 15
5 Hopsi Polzela 10 4 6 710 745 −35 14
6 Helios Suns 10 1 9 673 769 −96 11
Source: KZS.si

Relegation groupEdit

Results of the first stage between teams involved counted for this stage.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Relegation
1 Sixt Primorska 20 17 3 1661 1351 +310 37
2 Tajfun 20 14 6 1573 1329 +244 34
3 Šenčur 20 12 8 1562 1456 +106 32
4 Terme Olimia Podčetrtek 20 10 10 1508 1418 +90 30 Relegated
5 LTH Castings 20 6 14 1381 1622 −241 26
6 Portorož 20 1 19 1229 1738 −509 21
Source: KZS.si

PlayoffsEdit

The Playoffs began on Saturday, May 5, 2017 and concluded at May 24, 2017.

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Krka 0
4 Union Olimpija 2
2 Rogaška 1
4 Union Olimpija 3
2 Rogaška 2
3 Zlatorog Laško 1
Slovenian League 2016–17
Champions
Union Olimpija
16th title

AwardsEdit

Regular Season MVPEdit

Season MVPEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Weekly MVPEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Performance Index RatingEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Igor Tratnik Zlatorog 19.45
2   Devin Oliver Union Olimpija 19.29
3   Jakob Čebašek Hopsi Polzela 18.63

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Duda Sanadze Primorska 17.32
2   Igor Tratnik Zlatorog 16.93
3   Darwin Davis Rogaška 16.40

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Jakob Čebašek Hopsi Polzela 8.63
2   Taylor Johns Rogaška 8.26
3   Khaliq Spicer Tajfun 7.61

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Daniel Vujasinović Tajfun 8.29
2   Jure Močnik Helios Suns 6.12
3   Darwin Davis Rogaška 5.03

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Mitja Lisjak (May 24, 2017). "Union Olimpija po osmih letih spet na košarkarskem prestolu" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Že na udovu sezone Liga Nova KBM spopad zadnjih prvakov" (in Slovenian). KZS.si. 24 August 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ Mihevc postal novi trener Krke
  5. ^ "Moštvo LTH Castingsa bo vodil Tomaž Fartek". Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
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  8. ^ Olimpija nima več trenerja
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  12. ^ LTH Castings in Fartek prekinila sodelovanje
  13. ^ "Rade Mijanović sedel na klop škofjeloškega LTH Castingsa". Archived from the original on 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
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  15. ^ "Andrej Žakelj novi trener Podčetrtka". Archived from the original on 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  16. ^ Državni prvaki zamenjali glavnega trenerja[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Krka odpustila Dejana Mihevca!". Archived from the original on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  18. ^ "Novega trenerja bodo dobili tudi igralci Šenčurja". Archived from the original on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  19. ^ "Šenčur bo odslej vodil selektor slovenske reprezentance v košarki na vozičkih". Archived from the original on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
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